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Chapter 6: Soil Types

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Recognising soil types can provide valuable information about the characteristics of local soils, including the strengths and weaknesses for crop and pasture production. Find out where you can source soil type information.

6.1 Introduction

It is essential to know the locations and characteristics of specific soil types on a dairy farm in order to make sound soil and fertiliser management decisions. Regional soil information can be used in combination with local knowledge of the soils to help prepare a farm soil map.

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6.2 Soil types of the dairy regions

In recent years soil maps and descriptions of the chemical and physical characteristics of soils from numerous sites across Australia have been uploaded to websites. The following websites provide useful information on soil types across all Australian dairy regions:

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6.3 References

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